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Midnight Mania! Did Usman just back Covington for UFC 296?

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Midnight Mania! Did Usman just back Covington for UFC 296?


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Former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has an opinion or two on who will win Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington this weekend at UFC 296, especially considering he’s shared the Octagon with both men a combined five times.

This weekend’s welterweight title fight between the current champion, Edwards, and a now three-time UFC title challenger, Covington, is the last big fight of the year for the promotion. There’s a good size buzz around the welterweight grudge match and that has brought out the media to discuss the matchup.

Usman was joined by Daniel Cormier, former UFC champ and color commentator, in a recent episode “DC & RC” Discuss the impending title bout. “Nigerian Nightmare” has logged some serious minutes inside of the cage with both Covington and Edwards so his view on the matchup should be held at the highest regard.

Surprisingly, Usman paid a lot of respect to Covington’s persistence for the takedown, cardio, and ability to overwhelm his opponents with volume. Usman admitted that his two fights against…



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